Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescents: A Critical Challenge to Counselors

Eli Coleman, GARY REMAFEDI

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Abstract

Meeting the health care needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual teenagers has become a public health imperative, and mental health professionals should be prepared for the challenge. The stigma of homosexuality often gives rise to psychosocial problems for adolescents, who are in the process of sexual identity development. The stigma also may complicate delivery of appropriate, ethical, and sound mental health treatment. Suggestions are offered to support healthy development, to assist recovery from stigma, and to avert the disastrous consequences of suicide and AIDS. 1989 American Counseling Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling & Development
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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